Azmatullah Omarzai-Hashmatullah Shahidi pair joins the list of highest stands for Afghanistan in World Cups.
Highest stands for Afghanistan in World Cups
Afghanistan is scheduled to play in the 30th match in the World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka on October 30 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Winning the toss, Afghanistan chose to bowl. Pathum Nissanka and Karunaratne opened the innings while Mujeeb opened the bowling attack.
Karunaratne was dismissed by Fazalhaq Farooqi for 15 runs while Pathum Nissanka had an impressive start scoring 46 runs and was dismissed by Azmatullah. Kusal Mendis and Samarawickrama scored 39 and 36 runs before being dismissed by Mujeeb.
The 23-year-old Fazalhaq Farooqi dismissed Asalanka for 22 runs and Mathews for 23 runs. Theekshana scored 29 runs and helped the side set a score of 241, losing all 10 wickets with three balls remaining in the last over of their innings.
With a target of 242 runs, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the innings for Afghanistan while Dilshan Madushanka opened the bowling attack.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz was sent out with a duck while Ibrahim Zadran scored 39 runs and was sent out by Dilshan Madushanka. Rahmat Shah had an impressive knock of 62 runs from 74 deliveries and was dismissed by Rajitha.
Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 58* runs while Azmatullah Omarzai scored 73* runs on 63 deliveries. By the end, Afghanistan scored 242 runs on the 46th over losing 3 wickets. Fazalhaq Farooqi was named as the Player of the Match.
Ikram Alikhil and Rahmat Shah top the list with 133 partnership runs against West Indies during the World Cup 2019. Ibrahim Zadran and Gurbaz stand second on the list with 130 runs in the match against Pakistan during the World Cup 2023.
Omarzai and Shahidi stand third scoring 121 runs during the match against India on World Cup 2023. Ibrahim and Gurbaz scored 114 runs to stand fourth in the match against England in the World Cup 2023.
Omarzai and Shahidi pair stands fifth with 111 runs on the match against Sri Lanka in World Cup 2023.
Highest stands for Afghanistan in World Cups (any wicket)
- 133 – Ikram Alikhil & Rahmat Shah vs WI, Leeds, 2019 (2nd)
- 130 – Ibrahim Zadran & R Gurbaz v PAK, Chennai, 2023 (1st)
- 121 – Azmatullah Omarzai & H Shahidi vs IND, Delhi, 2023 (4th)
- 114 – Ibrahim Zadran & Rahmanullah Gurbaz vs ENG, Delhi, 2023 (1st)
- 111* – Azmatullah Omarzai & H Shahidi vs SL, Pune, 2023 (4th)*